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The Ford F100 Truck is a legendary workhorse that has been serving its owners for over 60 years. While the F100 Truck was the “light-weight” base model during its 30-year manufacturing run, owners agree that the Ford F100 truck got the job done, and they are happy to share their stories and fond memories.
The Makings of an Icon
Ford began making its legendary F-series trucks in 1948, with the first generation known as the Ford Bonus-Built. This was the first pickup truck that Ford produced after World War II. It sported a 226 cu in Flathead 6 engine with a power rating of 95 horsepower at 3,300 revolutions per minute, and it used a 3-speed light-duty manual transmission.
The company constructed this first model, known as the F1, on a 114-inch wheelbase, which was seven inches wider than previous Ford models. Other design changes included taller and wider front fenders, round rear fenders, and a horizontal grille.
The F1 sold exceptionally well in its first year, earning it the nickname “Million Dollar Cab.” In fact, it was Ford’s best sales year since 1929 when the Ford Model A debuted.
In 1953, Ford introduced the second generation of these vehicles with increased dimensions, improved engines, and an updated chassis. That year, Ford offered motorists a 215 cu in Straight-6 engine with 101 horsepower and a 239 Flathead V-8 with 100 horsepower.
Some of the second-generation’s design updates included wooden floor beds, a longer hood, and a double-bar grille. Plus, motorists adored the new Ford curved windshield, which became known as the “Big Window.”
Ford also changed the nomenclature of the available models of the second generation in celebration of the company’s 50th anniversary. The half-ton F1 became the F100, the F2 and F3 were combined into the ¾-ton F250, and the F4 became the one-ton F350. Additionally, Ford enthusiasts came up with an endearing nickname for Ford F-100 pickup trucks: Effies.
The 1954 model of the Ford F100 Truck introduced a powerful V-8 engine: the 239 cu in Y-block with 130 horsepower. That same year, Ford began advertising the truck’s economic benefits, and they promised that the new F100 would save consumers money.
In 1957, fans saw the first of a completely different design with the third generation, leaving behind the rounded hood and cab for a more box-like look. It now featured four headlights rather than two and began sporting a two-tone paint job. Additional design updates included an illuminated cigarette lighter, custom cab script on its doors, grille changes, sun visors, and color-keyed upholstery.
The vehicle also continued boasting impressive power with the 223 cu in Mileage Maker I6 and the 272 cu in Y-block V-8.
Ford started manufacturing F100s with 4-wheel-drive in 1959, making the company the first of the “big three” United States manufacturers to produce their own four-wheel trucks. This was an important innovation because, in previous years, Ford outsourced the four-wheel conversion process to Marmon-Herrington.
The company continued to make the F100 through the 1970s while gradually replacing it with the F150 as the base model. Ford stopped making the 4-wheel-drive F100 in 1978 and discontinued the F100 altogether in 1984.
Ford F100 Trucks Hold a Special Place in the Collector Car Community
A 1956 Ford F100 Truck Attends Its First Artomobilia [Video]
There’s a 1956 Ford F100 that stops us in our tracks at a recent Carmel Artomobilia, mostly because of its fabulous color – red!
How a Young Boy Makes His Dream Truck Come to Life [Video]
How many child prodigies have you met in the classic truck restoration biz? Classic Auto speaks with one who started his career at the age of 10. Dustin Foust’s custom 1955 Ford F-100 truck showcases his talents at the 2017 Indy World of Wheels. We can’t wait to see what he does next.
How the Ubiquitous Truck Grille Becomes a Work of Art
Classic truck collectors appreciate the artistic lines of a beautiful chrome grille. Early front designs are still influencing truck customizers the world over. From open metal grates to vintage wowzers, collectors have their favorites. Find out which Chevy and Ford truck grilles are popular.
Agreed Value, Not Stated Value
At Classic Auto Insurance, we offer you Agreed Value coverage on your Ford F100 truck. Unlike other insurance companies who want to tell you what your truck is worth, we will work with you to determine the real value of your truck and write a policy based on that price.
In the event your F100 Truck is totaled in a covered loss, you will receive the exact agreed-upon value on your policy minus your deductible.
Classic Auto Insurance – Affordable Rates for Your Peace of Mind
In addition to Agreed Value, our “Inflation Guard” provides an automatic increase in Vehicle Coverage every quarter throughout the policy term, so you don’t have to worry your F100 Truck may be underinsured. This is just another way we offer peace of mind to Classic Auto customers.
Flexible Plans and Rollover Miles
Choose from one of our three mileage plans -1,000, 3,000, or 6,000 miles- to tailor your F100 insurance policy to your needs. For example, say you plan on hitting the road and showing off your classic F100 truck but the plans never come together. No problem!
Classic Auto Insurance offers rollover miles from one year’s policy to the next. We understand plans change and we don’t feel you should lose miles just because you didn’t use them.
Customized Policies to Fit Your Needs
When you own an iconic workhorse like a Ford F100 truck, you want to protect it. We understand that at Classic Auto Insurance and can help you find the perfect policy. Other insurance companies offer “one size fits all” policies.
However, thanks to our customizable F100 Truck Insurance plans tailored to each individual customer and their vehicle, there are plenty of options at Classic Auto Insurance to fit your needs.
F100 Truck Roadside Assistance – Call Anytime
The Ford F100 Truck is solidly built – but that doesn’t mean you will never find yourself broken down on the side of the road. There’s no need to worry. Your Classic Auto Insurance policy includes nationwide F100 roadside assistance with guaranteed flatbed towing. We are just a phone call away.
Classic Auto – The Perfect Coverage for Less
Personal service is what we at Classic Auto Insurance pride ourselves in. We love classic trucks like the Ford F100 and know how much time and effort goes into caring for them. That is why we assist our customers in finding the perfect policy for their individual needs.
Get a free instant F100 insurance quote online or give us a call today at 888-901-1338 and see how we can help safeguard your Ford F100 truck. When you drive one of the world’s legendary workhorse vehicles, the last thing on your mind is insurance. We take the worry out of finding the right policy so you can go back to enjoying your classic truck.
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